Shelling Peas in the orchard, ( The Garden of Eden)
"Away from the cool scrubbed cobbled kitchen with the Sunday-school pictures on the whitewashed wall and the farmers almanac hung above the settle and the sides of bacon on the ceiling hooks, and goes down the cockleshelled paths of that apple-pie kitchen garden ,ducking under the gippo's clothespegs ,catching her apron on the blackcurrant bushes, past the bean-rows and onion-bed and tomatoes ripening on the wall towards the old man playing the harmonium in the orchard, and sits down on the grass at his side and shells the green peas that grow up though the lap of her frock that brushes the dew".
Dylan Thomas , Under Milkwood, 1954
oil and collage on canvas
120 x 90 cm's